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Center for Agriculture and Food Systems Selects Jamie Renner as Clinical Professor

September 19, 2013

South Royalton, VT-- The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School announced today the selection of Jamie Renner as Professor of Transactional Law.  Mr. Renner will be developing a transactional law clinic to spearhead the Center's various projects designed to help build the legal infrastructure to support local and regional food systems.   Mr. Renner starts on October 1.

"It is with great pleasure that we welcome Jamie Renner to the faculty," stated Laurie Ristino, Director of the Vermont Law School Center for Agriculture and Food Systems.  "His experience and background will be a wonderful asset to our team."

Mr. Renner worked for four years as a Litigation Associate at Bracewell and Giuliani in New York, where he represented clients regarding environmental and securities issues.  He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Phyllis D. Thompson at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.  He is a graduate of Middlebury College and American University's Washington College of Law, and a member of the Vermont Bar Association, the New York Bar Association and the American Bar Association. 

The Center for Agriculture and Foods Systems seeks to develop the next generation of sustainable foods and agriculture law and policy leaders, while providing legal and policy resources and solutions to help build sustainable local and regional food systems. In addition to offering an expanding curriculum in food and agriculture law and policy at Vermont Law School, CAFS supports scholars and practitioners in producing practical, robust scholarship for use by the food and agricultural community.